Are you tired of the same old plants in your Southern garden?

Would you like to have a truly Low Maintenance garden?

Would you like your garden to be friendly to the environment?

Do you think you can't grow lavender in your Southern garden?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then our ebook is for you!

32 pages filled with detailed information on how to grow Mediterranean plants in the South, along with a wide array of plants to choose from which we tested for you in our South Carolina Botanical Garden located in York, SC (USDA zone 7b). You will also enjoy some beautiful pictures taken in our gardens.

A wealth of information based on 25 years of growing Mediterranean plants in the Carolinas.

You shouldn't garden without it!

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We helped you discover the South of France in South Carolina,

Now Come Discover

The Real South of France!

You don't need to speak French to enjoy over seven centuries of History, the pristine Mediterranean beaches, or the fantastic food and wine that France is worldwide famous for.

Just immerse yourself in our authentic Southern French village house with its bakery, wineries, olive oil producers, café, restaurants and so much more, all within walking distance.

Let yourself be guided by our custom designed itineraries, or participate in our Botanical Walk and Picnic.

A once in a lifetime experience awaits you in The Real South of France

for LESS than the price of a weekly rental at the beach!

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Our Story

Chris, creator of La Bastide des Lavandes is a native of Southern France . Passionate about plants and all things natural, he decided to grow his native land's plants in the Carolinas.
With the support of his wife Jackie, they planted in less than six years over 6,000 plants and trees on their property in York County, SC, comprising over 650 species (including over 60 varieties of Lavender) and ultimately creating: 

Chris and Jackie created in 2010 a truly unique place where visitors feel like they have traveled to the South of France before realizing they are still in South Carolina. The lush and unique gardens are a testament to the ability of many Mediterranean plants to grow and thrive in the Southeastern US, contrary to popular assumptions.

The newly created botanical garden was even featured in Horticulture Magazine in 2014 and numerous newspapers around the US.

The Mediterranean farmstead offers the perfect setting for an authentic Southern French experience in the heart of the South Carolina countryside.

Our primary goal is to inspire and educate about the opportunities that Nature offers everyone, and the plethora of flora and fauna which, together with human beings, constitutes and enhances the concept of Terroir [ The Terroir is a traditional French philosophy which encompasses the soil, the environment, age old traditions, human's humility towards Nature, respect, authenticity and the product of all these components].

Since 2011, we shared our passion and knowledge with well over 1800 people during our educational tours and workshops, hoping to inspire many.

- Our philosophy is our way of life -

It consists of living in harmony with Nature, respecting the land, observing and learning from our natural environment, using sustainable growing practices, teaching authentic and proven methods, utilizing Nature's therapeutic gifts to enhance our natural products, providing an idyllic environment for pollinators, and sharing traditional age old natural concepts and ideas from the Old World.

- A New Adventure -

Chris and Jackie are now off to a new adventure of environmental stewardship back to the Old World where they are in the process of creating a magnificent and unique botanical garden in Chris' native South of France.

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